This is a collaborative study with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE), WRI and other partners to develop a water gap analysis in order to understand future water stress under policy-relevant scenarios. The two main themes of the project are:
Assess Water Risks to Growth and Development
- Contribute to the development of policy-relevant scenarios for future water demand by supporting the review of government plans and socio-economic data to identify targets and trends relevant to water use.
- Conduct macro-economic modeling of the impact of water stress scenarios on sectoral productivity.
- Develop 2-3 case studies examining the impact of water stress scenarios on local/regional economies and populations.
Prioritize Strategies for Water-Related Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development
Analyze a set of response strategies identified in collaboration with project partners. Identify and collect data and relevant literature for evaluating response strategies against a set of criteria identified and synthesize available evidence.